The ferry is a Red Funnel Ferry crossing to Cowes on the Isle of Wight. You may also sea cruise ships and container ships passing by.
You are able to monitor shipping traffic by going to Solent Ships . Solent Ships tracks working ships and boats in the Solent area, Portsmouth, Southampton, Fawley and around the Isle of Wight.
Red Funnel has been operating ferries to the Isle of Wight for over 160 years, when they were originally known as "The Southampton, Isle of Wight and South of England Royal Mail Steam Packet Company Limited".
Based in the port of Southampton, Red Funnel carries 2.3m passengers and over 800,000 vehicles on its ferry route between the UK port of Southampton and East Cowes and 1.1m passengers between Southampton and West Cowes on its Red Jet Hi-Speed service
The Red Jet Hi-Speed service is the fastest way for foot passengers to cross the Solent from Southampton to the Isle of Wight, with crossing times from just 30 minutes.